Course Title: Clinical Chinese Medicine 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Clinical Chinese Medicine 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COTH2113

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

COTH2113

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr George Lenon

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 6587

Course Coordinator Email: george.lenon@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.51


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

None

Assumed Knowledge

MC138 Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine)

COTH2186 Chinese Materia Medica and Formulae 2 (Course ID 051787)

MC024 Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture)

COTH2110 Acupuncture Neurophysiology and Techniques (Course ID 038167)

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he


Course Description

  • Clinical Chinese Medicine 2 includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. The type of WIL activity involves clinical placements consisting of observation and treatment of patients under the supervision of a qualified and RMIT approved Chinese medicine practitioner.

    This is a one-semester course that addresses diseases in the fields of gynaecology and traumatology. For each of these key topics, this course will cover aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis of disease, syndrome differentiation, treatment principles and treatment. There is a significant practical component where you will be required to apply your prior knowledge and skills in the treatment of disorders to gynaecology and traumatology conditions. This course involves an evidence-based approach to the practice of Chinese medicine. It will familiarise you with the broad context within which Chinese herbal medicine oracupuncture are practised in Australia, their role within the health-care sector and the political context within which Chinese medicine operates. Regulatory requirements for practitioners, professional ethics and practice management issues are also considered.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes forMC138 Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) and  MC024  Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture):

 

  • PLO1: Apply your knowledge of Chinese Medicine principles and methods in the diagnosis and management of a range of internal medicine disorders;
  • PLO 2: Plan and perform treatments using Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture and moxibustion for a range of disorders in a safe and professional manner;
  • PLO 3: Critically analyse the literature in the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion or Chinese Herbal Medicine and incorporate this information into your professional evidence based practice.

 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Critically apply key Chinese Medicine theories and synthesise your knowledge of Chinese and western medicine related to gynaecology and trauma to consider: aetiology and pathogenesis; syndrome differentiation and treatment principles; key acupuncture prescription and modifications; and treatment plan including expected time course for treatment and timing of review
  2. Conduct a case history on a patient integrating Chinese and western medical knowledge.

MC138 Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine): 

  1. Identify and elaborate the principle components of key Chinese Herbal Formulae for treating specific diseases, explain the construction of the formulae related to aetiology of disease/s and critically analyse the literature regarding the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine.
  2. Analyse common modifications and appropriate herbs for key formulae, design an individualised Chinese Herbal Medicine prescription which takes into account reactions to the prescribed treatment, the significance of the adverse reactions  and  appropriate action.
  3. Formulate a Chinese Herbal prescription according to standard format, dispense the herbal medicine and provide accurate verbal and written patient instructions for preparation and consumption, including contraindications and side effects.
  4. Manage a Chinese herbal medicine dispensary including the storage, quality assurance and other operational processes.

MC024 Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture):

  1. Identify and elaborate the key components of key acupuncture formulae for treating specific diseases, how the construction of the formulae relate to aetiology and pathogenesis and common modifications of key acupuncture formulae.
  2. Prescribe  an individualised acupuncture treatment plan, write an acupuncture prescription according to a standard professional format and perform the treatment
  3. Write appropriate patient instructions for acupuncture which take into account possible adverse reactions, their significance and appropriate action to be taken.
  4. Critically analyse the literature in efficacy and safety of acupuncture.

 

 

 


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include a mixture of lectures, tutorials, exercises in reflective practice and practical sessions. The theory and practical skills learned in lectures will be extended and reinforced in tutorials, self-directed learning and through clinical observation and practice. Attendance and participation in Chinese medicine clinics is compulsory.Assessment tasks such as clinical logbook records, online and written examinations will be used to determine your ability to diagnose and plan treatment details for common conditions in the relevant areas.

 

Teacher Guided Hours: 138 per semester (78 clinical hours and 60 hours over the semester comprising lectures, tutorials, and practical sessions).


Overview of Learning Resources

 

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Material to be chosen may be digitally available to you. Lecture material will be delivered via online media, Discussion Board interaction and Blackboard Collaborate workshops. Practice learning activities will be provided in a variety of ways, including simulated learning activities. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Chinese medicine library subject guides are available via http://rmit.libguides.com/chinese-medicine


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks

 Assessment Task 1:  (Progressive assessment )

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs1-6 (MC138), 1, 2, 5 & 6 (MC024)

Assessment Task 2:  (Practical exam)

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 -6  (MC138), 1-5 (MC024)

Assessment Task 3: (Online written exam)

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3- 6 (MC138), 1, 3-5 (MC024)

 

Assessment grading:

<50% FAIL (NN)

50-59% PASS (PA)

60-69% CREDIT (CR)

70-79% DISTINCTION (DI)

80-100% HIGH DISTINCTION (HD)

If you fail a hurdle assessment FAILED HURDLE (NH)

Official Results are in your personalised myRMIT Enrolment Online page. Instructions can be found by going tohttp://www.rmit.edu.au/students/results